Use of saliva for assessment of stress and its effect on the immune system prior to gross anatomy practical examinations.


The objective of this study was to determine the longitudinal effects of a series of stressful gross anatomy tests on the immune system. Thirty-six freshman occupational therapy students completed a written stress evaluation survey, and saliva samples were obtained at baseline and prior to each of three timed-practical gross anatomy tests. Cortisol… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ase.161


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